Publications

Our experts analyze commodities markets across sectors to determine standard-compliant consumption and production trends, their opportunities and challenges for sustainable development, and more. Our pieces of analysis range from commentaries to policy briefs to reports.

Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Cotton

Cotton is the most widely used natural fibre in textiles, but the sector faces a variety of sustainability challenges.

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Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Bananas

North America and Europe are driving demand for sustainably produced bananas, which have captured a 10% share of some markets. From 2008 to 2016, voluntary sustainability standard-compliant bananas grew to account for at least 7% of the sector (36% of exports).

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Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Palm Oil

The fifth report of IISD’s Sustainable Commodities Marketplace Series presents the sustainable production and consumption market information on palm oil.

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Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Sugar

The fourth report of IISD’s Sustainable Commodities Marketplace Series presents the sustainable production and consumption market information on sugar.

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Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Cocoa

Western Europe and developing economies in Asia are driving demand for cocoa but farm risks may affect supply in the long-term.

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